Economics and Business Economics

Rankings & recognition

  • Economics & Business Economics is 3rd in the national Keuzegids ranking

    The bachelor's programme in Economics and Business Economics is ranked 3rd in the Economics and Business category of the 2019 Keuzegids.

    Here's how we scored in the areas that were evaluated:

    Above national avgerage National average Below national average
    Programme (+) Survival 1st year  
    Skills development (+) Examination  
    Studyability (+) Instructors  
    Facilities (+) Academic training  
    Facilities (+) Guidance  
    Expert evaluation (+)    
    Examination (+)    

    The Keuzegids Universiteiten offers rankings of all bachelor’s programmes in the Netherlands. These rankings are based on the results from the Dutch National Student Survey, combined with expert evaluations. The Keuzegids Universiteiten is published annually by the Dutch Higher Education Information Centre. It is an independent publication that allows you to compare all accredited bachelor’s programmes in the Netherlands.

    Learn more by visiting the Keuzegids website (in Dutch)   

  • Innovative teaching at the School of Business and Economics

    Only 1% of business schools worldwide have been honoured with the ‘Triple Crown’ of accreditations. The Maastricht University School of Business and Economics is one of them. The accreditations are awarded by the American AASCB, the British AMBA and the European-wide EQUIS. Have a look at what the international accreditation boards had to say about us:

    “A remarkably innovative teaching model”- AACSB (USA)*

    Innovative teaching: “The School has developed a remarkably innovative teaching model: the Problem Based Learning…it induces to teach in small groups of 15 students with a high quality of individual learning monitoring.”

    Strong international network: “This school has built a high quality International Academic Partners Network with some of the leading Business Schools. Student exchanges and double degrees have been set up to give a global education to the students and opportunities for more visiting faculty.”

    *These quotes are from the latest AASCB report   from February 2012. The next report will be available in Spring 2017. Quotes from the AMBA and EQUIS reports are currently unavailable.

  • UM is the tenth best young university in the world

    Maastricht University is placed tenth place in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) 'Young Universities' ranking for best young universities in the world. UM is proud to have its continued efforts, for example toward internationalisation, affirmed in this THE ranking. UM also scores 23rd position in the 2019 QS ‘Top 50 under 50’. These special rankings for young universities are published to give an indication as to which universities are expected in the future to become the top universities worldwide. 

     Go to the THE 'Young Universities Ranking'  
     Go to the QS 'Top 50 under 50'